Tag Archives: Rails

Using MongoMapper to run MapReduce jobs

Post by Luke Bredeson

Background When using relational databases, we sometimes take for granted certain operations that appear to be missing in “NoSQL” databases like MongoDB, such as the ability to group data and run aggregate functions in SQL, like sum, max, etc. These … Continue reading

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JRuby Conf Sponsorship

Post by Matt Bjornson

We’re very excited to sponsor JRubyConf this year.  We are big believers in fostering and growing the technology community and it’s great to have a conference like this held in Minneapolis. The other reason we are excited about sponsoring is … Continue reading

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2GX Wrapup

Post by Ben Edwards

Jesse and I have been back from the Groovy/Grails Experience in Reston, Virginia for about a week now and we have had time to digest what we took in. Like most conferences, it was the time between sessions I found … Continue reading

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Grails: The Clear Java Framework Winner

Post by Ben Edwards

Application Architect for ThoughtWorks, Neal Ford comments on the homebrew (or what he calls craptaculous) framework and what he thinks of Grails as it approaches 1.0: Which suggests a clear new front runner in the Java world: Grails. Because it … Continue reading

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Refactr Intrview Series: Marc Palmer

Post by Ben Edwards

This post is the first in a series of interviews of people we find interesting that we will post here on Refactr. We asked some questions of British software consultant, Marc Palmer, regarding his experiences working for Enotions Ltd. on … Continue reading

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Selling Agile to the Enterprise.

Post by Ben Edwards

I wrote a longish follow-up to MinneBar over at Alt Text but wanted to make mention here of the presentation that Ross Niemi of Thoughtworks and I gave this year, titled: You can do that? Selling agile to the enterprise. … Continue reading

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minnēbar is blowing up

Post by Ben Edwards

With over 300 participants and growing, I am glad we have the space to hold everyone at this year’s event. Now feeding them, that may be another story. Refactr will be representing a number of things at this year’s barcamp … Continue reading

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Grails vs Rails performance

Post by Jesse O'Neill-Oine

Graeme has taken the time to respond to some of the comments floating about in the blogosphere about the performance of Grails vs Rails. This benchmarking comes out very favorably for Grails. In nearly every case, the requests per second … Continue reading

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Ruby on Grails?

Post by Scott Vlaminck

Graeme responds to Charles Nutter’s thoughts on using the Ruby language (instead of Groovy) with the Grails framework. I think that Charles has some good points, but I agree with Graeme. With the resources available, let’s focus on continuing to … Continue reading

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Jason Fried on collaboration and teams

Post by Ben Edwards

Jason Fried recaps a couple of chapters of his excellent Getting Real book in a short presentation at the Collaborative Technologies Conference. Here are the slides (PDF) so you can follow along. Jason gives a little background on the presentation … Continue reading

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